The UD Alumni Association continues to gather Flyers together through virtual events.
The pandemic can’t keep community down. The UD Alumni Association continues to gather Flyers together through virtual events. Its most popular presentation, a porch conversation with President Eric. F. Spina July 24, attracted 147 attendees ages 18 to 91 from 29 states.
“Hosting virtual events has eliminated many barriers that we would face with in-person events,” said McKenzie Morin, an alumni relations director. “Geography no longer limits who can attend or be the speaker, and these events are free.”
“Geography no longer limits who can attend or be the speaker, and these events are free.”
Many sessions are open to alumni, parents, current students, faculty and staff. Some are UD community-led events.
One favorite has been “Pursuit of Hoppiness,” featuring Nick Bowman ’02, co-owner of Warped Wing, and Neil Chabut ’11, owner of Eudora, talking about their Dayton-area breweries (pictured above). Attendees received a beer list ahead of the June 10 event and participated in a virtual tasting.
At the July 1 live prayer service at Serenity Pines, it was so hot — 90 degrees — that one of the cameras stopped working and had to be moved to the shade to cool down. On Aug. 26, Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley ’98 discussed leading through difficult times. And July 27, alumni learned about implicit bias and the role it plays in today’s society.
All virtual events are recorded and available to view anytime on the University of Dayton YouTube channel. For a list of upcoming sessions, visit your.udayton.edu/udigital.